United States History. Chapter #6 “The Origins of American Politics” (1789 – 1820). Washington’s Presidency. Major Political Events: First Bank of the U.S. Neutrality during the French Rev. and b/w France and England when they went to war. Whiskey Rebellion . Washington’s Legacy.
“The Origins of American Politics”
(1789 – 1820)
Led by Washington and Hamilton.
Favor strong central govt.
Support new taxes and tariffs.
Support more powerful army and navy.
Led by Jefferson
Favored weak central govt.
Oppose new taxes and tariffs.
Against large army and navy.
Pro-AgricultureSect. #1 cont.
Alien and Sedition Acts
Gabriel Prosser, blacksmith from Virginia.
Planned a slave rebellion at Richmond.
Failed b/c they were outnumbered
Prosser and 20 others executed.
“I have adventured my life in endeavoring to obtain the liberty of my countrymen, and am a willing sacrifice to their cause.”Section #2 cont.
Henry Clay – War Hawk